Alaska Business Forum: Maintaining Top Medical Care in AK and the PNW

Alaska Business Forum: Maintaining Top Medical Care in AK and the PNW

  • Date(s): Fri, Dec 06, 2019
  • Time(s): 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
  • Address: 1301 5th Ave, Seattle , Washington, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $25 pre-paid ($35 as of 11/29)
  • Non-Members: $40 pre-paid ($70 as of 11/29)
  • Questions: Contact Felisha Willis at 206-389-7263

Since 1971, the University of Washington School of Medicine has facilitated a one-of-a-kind program that brings top medical education to five states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. This program, also known as WWAMI, brings crucial knowledge and experience to medical students within these states and also ensures that smaller, more rural communities within these regions have access to top doctors and facilities in times of need.

With recent cuts to the Alaska State budget, budgetary constraints could now affect this nearly 50 year collaborative medical school and the communities its graduates reside and work in. Join us to hear from local leaders on how these states are partnering together on WWAMI, how this budget change could affect this program, and how this medical school impacts our students, our medical community, and our residents throughout five states.



  • Suzanne_Allen
    Dr. Suzanne Allen
    Vice Dean for Academic,
    Rural and Regional Affairs
    WWAMI Assistant Dean

    University of Washington

  • With Introduction and Q&A from:


    • Randy_Hodgins
      Randy Hodgins
      Vice President for External Affairs
      University of Washington
    • Tony Williams
      Tony Williams
      Chairman and Partner
      Washington 2 Advocates
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